Chaim Bloom and the Red Sox have work to do when the lockout ends
With the start of Spring Training games officially delayed, and the delay of regular season games becoming more of a possibility, there is still no telling when the MLB lockout will end – though meetings this week are providing reasons to be hopeful that a deal may come soon. But until a new collective bargaining agreement is reached, teams and players are not permitted to have any contact with each other. What teams can do right now is make sure they are as prepared as possible for whenever the lockout does end. If I was a betting man, and sometimes I am, I would put my money on Boston Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom being the most prepared MLB executive for when baseball is back.
There is no doubt that Bloom and the Red Sox front office have a plan. It was ignited with the trade of Mookie Betts, and they haven’t shown any sign of changing course yet. And after an excellent 2021 season in which the team exceeded all preseason predictions by a long shot, there is no reason we shouldn’t trust that Bloom will stick to the plan, and that it will work.
There is obvious work to be done before Bloom’s Opening Day roster is complete. So, the question is – which moves will Chaim Bloom and the Red Sox make when the MLB lockout finally comes to an end?